Lonzo Ball’s numbers drop in Under Armour, Lakers win

first_imgLIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Federer vows to defend Wimbledon title in 2018 Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball. APLonzo Ball’s stat line was down after two big games. He still had the building buzzing Saturday night at the NBA Summer League.The Los Angeles Lakers overcame a double-digit deficit to advance to the semifinals with a 115-106 victory over the Brooklyn Nets, with much of the focus again on Ball’s feet.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ The Celtics decided not to play the last two No. 3 overall picks, Jaylen Brown (right quad contusion) and Jayson Tatum (knee soreness), and also sat 2016 first-rounder Ante Zizic (left hamstring strain) and 2017 NBA G League Rookie of the Year Abdel Nader (left calf strain). The Mavericks played their marquee players. The difference in decisions showed on the court.The Mavericks never trailed after the first quarter as all-rookie second-team selection Yogi Ferrell put up 20 points, including four 3-pointers. Nicolas Brussino added 18 points and five rebounds.Dallas knocked down 15 compared to Boston’s nine.Rosco Allen led the Mavericks with 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission LATEST STORIES Ball had a triple-double and a 36-point, eight-rebound, 11-assist performance in his two previous games.No. 15-seeded Los Angeles (4-2) advanced to play third-seeded Dallas on Sunday.“Team effort,” Ball said. “They came through in the fourth quarter and got the win as a collective unit. Moving on.“Long as we’re winning, (summer league is) successful. That’s all I care about.”Two weeks of summer play in three cities has been enough for teams to hold out many marquee players late this week, though there was plenty of intensity on the floor Saturday in the quarterfinal round of tournament play in Las Vegas.ADVERTISEMENT Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet The losers go home instead of the semifinal round Sunday.In other action:GRIZZLIES 98, HEAT 95, 2OTWayne Selden scored 24 points to lead Memphis.“It was a real sloppy game on our part,” Selden told the ESPN broadcast. “But down the stretch we got back to what we do and that’s guard and play defense. It was an ugly game, but we made it happen.“We’ve got to get the ball moving.”Gian Clavell, who finished with 20 points, hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but the Heat would manage just five total points in the two extra periods.Selden hit a pair of free throws to force the second overtime and Wade Baldwin hit two more after rebounding his own missed free throw to go up 97-94 with 16.6 seconds left. Clavell missed a 3-pointer to tie just before the final buzzer.The No. 4-seeded Grizzlies (5-0) will face the No. 16 Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.Dillon Brooks, the second-round pick from Oregon, scored 14 and had four steals for Memphis, and 2016 first-rounder Baldwin had 12 points on 4-for-17 shooting. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Miami guard Matt Williams scored 18 and knocked down six 3-pointers.The Heat held out No. 14 overall pick Bam Adebayo.TRAIL BLAZERS 94, SPURS 87Portland’s Jake Layman warmed up in the fourth quarter and finished with his summer league-high 23 points, including 13 in the final quarter. The 2016 Maryland second-rounder scored nine of the Trail Blazers’ 11 points during a fourth-quarter stretch and his 3-pointer with 4:46 pushed lead to 84-74. The Spurs never recovered.“I was staying aggressive,” Layman told ESPN. “For me, the most important thing is defense. I’ve worked a lot on that this summer. That’s what I’m most proud of.”Big Ten Player of the year Caleb Swanigan had 16 points and nine rebounds, while 2015 first-rounder RJ Hunter added 16 points for the Blazers.Spurs guard Bryn Forbes, who entered the day as Summer League’s top scorer at 29.3 points per game, fouled out in the fourth quarter with 13 points.Derrick White, the former Division II player who went No. 29 in the 2017 draft, paced the Spurs with 20 points and five rebounds.The Spurs did not play 2016 first-rounder Dejounte Murray.MAVERICKS 91, CELTICS 74 Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano His choice of footwear has become one of the biggest stories of Summer League. After wearing his own ZO2 shoes in his first two games, which sell for $495 under his family’s independent Big Baller Brand, Ball wore the Nike Kobe AD and a James Harden signature Adidas in the following games. It was Under Armour’s turn Saturday when Ball played in a pair from Stephen Curry’s signature line.“When I wake up, I decide that,” Ball told ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’When asked if the shoe rotation is part of a bigger plan, the No. 2 overall pick replied, “You could say that.”Ball had 14 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. Vander Blue and No. 27 overall pick Kyle Kuzma carried the offensive load. Blue scored 27 and buried a 3-pointer with 1:07 left to give the Lakers a 111-103 lead. Kuzma added 26. MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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GMSA still going strong

first_imgGeneral Motors South Africa is confident that it is business as usual despite its parent company filing for bankruptcy. (Image: Metromedia SA)Khanyi MagubaneGeneral Motors South Africa (GMSA) has assured its customers and employees that it is not affected by the bankruptcy filing of its parent company in the United States.On 1 June General Motors (GM) officially declared bankruptcy, making it the largest bankruptcy filing in the history of US auto manufacturing.GMSA’s managing director Steve Koch says the South African company is completely independent and will not be negatively affected by the parent company’s financial downfall.“GM South Africa is not part of this filing in the US and will not be affected by the measures announced,” said Koch in a statement. “Creditors of GM in the US would have no claims on GMSA as we have not guaranteed any US obligations nor are any of our assets [being] used as security for their obligations.”According to Koch, GMSA has been anticipating the bankruptcy since early 2008, and subsequently took the necessary steps. “We have successfully stabilised our cash balance, reduced inventory levels and [we] continue to make progress reducing our structural costs, all directed at ensuring profitable growth in South Africa.”Koch announced that not only is GMSA doing well financially, but that it is going ahead with plans to expand its business.GMSA will soon be introducing its new US$31-million (R250-million) Pan-African Parts Distribution Centre.In addition, the company recently welcomed its first shipment of the Chevrolet Cruze, which is due for validation testing before hitting the South African market.The company expects to increase investment in its South African operations, with plans for the production facilities in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape province, still on track.GMSA currently sells Chevrolet, Isuzu, Opel, Hummer, Saab and Cadilac in South Africa and has been operational in the country since 1926.The company has had some successes with its Opel Corsa Utility bakkie (pickup truck), which has been the top selling utility vehicle in its size category for the past four years.  General Motors Australia and Thailand have also revealed that they are financially stable and that no job losses or company closures are in sight as a result of the parent company’s business woes.Obama to the rescueUS president Barack Obama’s administration is now set to provide the car manufacturer with a $30-billion (R242-billion) bail out plan to restructure the company.Speaking on the bankruptcy filing, Obama expressed his confidence in the group’s ability to turn itself around, “Our goal is to get GM back on its feet, take a hands off approach and get out quickly.”The US government is now a controlling shareholder of the auto group. GM has also been de-listed from the New York Stock Exchange.Speaking to news agency Reuters, automotive historian Bob Elton says GM’s bankruptcy has been a long time coming. “This is proof GM has failed. They have been failing for years but have covered it up. Now they’ve come to the end of the line.”In an attempt to resuscitate its financial position, GM will divide the company in two.   The “new GM” will consist of the core essential parts of the business that will be kept for restructuring. The “old GM” will include the company’s excess plants and equipment, which will be liquidated.In its court files, GM stated that it was important to restructure the company as soon as possible in order to save some of its assets.“The vicious cycle of frozen credit markets, growing supplier uncertainty and lack of consumer confidence has the potential to unravel the automotive industry and short-circuit the creation of new GM,” said GM chief executive Fritz Henderson in court documents.For the next 30 days, GM will embark on a vigorous move to sell off its strongest assets. Italian auto manufacturer, Fiat Spa, has bought GM’s Chrysler assets.Under its bankruptcy terms, GM has been allowed to use up to $15-billion (R121-billion) of the credit facility from government to deal with its liquidation requirements. This includes paying out employee wages, healthcare benefits, supplier payments as well as other operating expenses.Related articlesBusiness, govt launch crisis plan SA banks overtake global giants South Africa upbeat on economy Useful linksGeneral Motors south Africa General Motors corporationlast_img read more

Phil Jagielka out of England squad due to injury

first_imgDefender Phil Jagielka of Everton has pulled out of the England football squad for the 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Malta and Slovenia due to a thigh injury.England coach Gareth Southgate decided not to call anyone to replace the veteran defender since the list includes John Stones, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling and Michael Keane.It is expected that Jagielka will be available to Everton for the premier league match against Manchester City on October 15.last_img

Stars To Help Feed The Homeless At LA Mission Thanksgiving Event

first_imgHomeless men, women and children will gather at the Los Angeles Mission for a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, November 27 from 8am.Sponsor Wells Fargo Bank will drive its iconic stagecoach to Skid Row to deliver their donations. Los Angeles Christian Health Centers will provide free foot care and exams at the event.Chef Michael Voltaggio will lead a team of Los Angeles’ top chefs to create the menu. Joining him will be Suzanne Goin (The A.O.C. and Lucques), Josiah Citrin (Mélisse), Steve Samson (Sotto), Ray Garcia (FIG), Josef Centeno (Bäco Mercat) and Duff Goldman (Charm City Cakes). Neil Patrick Harris is scheduled to help in the kitchen from 9:30-10:30am.Celebrities, political leaders and chefs listed above and other notables will be there to serve the homeless and support the Mission. Scheduled to appear: Bella Thorne (Shake it Up), Maitland Ward (Boy Meets Girl), Kaitlyn Dever (Last Man Standing), Robert Davi (The Profiler), Lindsey McKeon (Guiding Light), Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives), Landry Bender (the Sitter), Rick Schroder (NYPD Blue), Kevin Nealon (Weeds), Susan Yeagley (Parks and Recreation), Jen Lilley (Days of Our Lives), Brandon Molale (Granite Falls), Allie Gonino (The Lying Game), Emma Kenney (Shameless), Chrissie Fit (Teen Beach Movie), Kristian Alfonso (Days of Our Lives), Della Reese (Touched by an Angel), Kelli Goss (Big Time Rush), Savannah Jayde (Big Time Rush), Kate Mansi (Days of Our Lives), Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley (Real Housewives of OC), Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff (Baywatch), GG (The Shahs of Sunset), Mary Beth Evens (Days of Our Lives), Aeriel Miranda (Pretty Little Liars), McKinley Freeman (Hit the Floor), Arianny Celeste (Overhaulin’), Octavius Johnson (Ray Donovan), Jo Frost (Supernanny), Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Attorney Mike Feuer and Police Chief Charlie Beck are also exected.Los Angeles Mission, 303 E. 5th Street (Corner of Fifth and Wall St.) Los Angeles (Skid Row) CA 90013last_img read more